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Vol. XVIII., No. 17
All Citizens are Lend
ing a Hand in
The town of Blackfoot has made a
record for itself this spring in the
matter of its clean up.
Never before has it been so clean
at this time in the spring. Never be
fore has it been so clean at all. Never
before has the spring time witnessed
Blackfoot's residence districts with
out piles of brush, leaves and other
trash in the street or on the park
strips in front of the houses. Never
before has drying weather come on
without having the blue smoke and
smudge rising thick and floating
thru open windows and soaking v(!»
the belongings of the residences.
Never before has the town been at
all free from ashes blowing about
from where bon fires had been, and
finding its way into houses, to be
tracked over rugs and carpets, whirl
ing in at the doors and windows
when the wind blew, and marring
the front landscape of homes. Never
before have dray men had so much
employment hauling trash to the
Parent-Pupils Association
It is said that never have there
been so many whole families out
raking and trimming around their
homes. It is said that the rising
generation on arriving home from
school have courted blisters and cal
louses on their hands, and that the
mothers have never had so much
real help in house cleaning as this
spring of 1922.
kept their hands soft and white all
winter, have even sought to ruin
them by plunging them into house
work that was hard-and dirty, but
not considered disagreeable this
spring of 1922.
Girls who have
, .
It is doubtful if Blackfoot parents
ever had so much reason to be proud
of their heirs in spring time as they
do now. The children have gener
ally been strong for hikes to the (
hills and around town out of school
house, and not so interested in the
great clean up. They showed good
Continued on page four
Proud of Their Kids
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Orville Maughan, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Maughan, who con-,
duct the Commercial hotel, has been
working on the thrift plan for a.
number of years. He keeps a bank to J
put his spare change into and oc
casionally he takes it to the savings
bank and deposits the money. For
the past two years he has been put
ting money in and had it pretty well
filled and last Friday or Saturday it
disappeared from its accustomed
place in the house.
Orville had some change in his
hand on Saturday morning and said
he would like to go to a movie and
he would like to put the change in
the bank. His mother said she
thought he had seen enough shows
lately to do him very well and ex
pressed the hope that he would de
cide to bank the change. He said he
would, and lo, the bank was gone,
and he has not seen it since. Orville
felt pretty bad about losing it, and
felt it more keenly as he remem
bered the lots of times when he had
given up something he wanted that
cost money, and put the money into
that bank for some miscreant to
carry off and break with a sledge.
He sometimes gets to thinking
things over now, just as the bolshe
viks are said to be thinking, "What's
the use to. save anything? It will
spoil on my hands if I try to keep it;
I might as well use it up today, for
tomorrow it may be gone."
If aripbody knows who "found" a
lot of change last Friday or Satur
day or had a bank or parts of a
bank in Ijls possession, he would be
doing a good thing in the interest
of good government and fair play to
do some detective work or get some
shrewd person to work on the clues.
Orville Maughan is in exactly the
state of mind where he needs to see
some plain old-fashioned justice
dealt out to the one who got the
bank, and the one who took the
bank is in a frame of mind where
he needs to be made to put it all
back by the sweat of his brow.»
Dr. W. A. Brown visited at Twin
Falls last week and returned Friday
evening, saying that business was
pretty dull there.
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terest payment date.
J. A. Stewart
New Reclamation
Bill Introduced
Into the Senate
Addison T. Smith of Idaho and
Senator McNary have introduced in
the house and senate, what is known
as the National Reclamation bill,
providing for the reclamation of
lands -by irrigation, dikage and
drainage, and an organized effort
among western members of both
houses is being made to get the_
measure enacted at the present ses-'
sion of congress.
On Wednesday of last week a
delegation of western members had
half an hour with President Harding
relative to reclamation and he is in
deep sympathy with it.
The measure provides that a lo
cality wanting government aid for a
project must provide half the cost of
the preliminary work and surveys to
determine the feasibility of the pro
ject and the government will furnish
the other half. If it is decided to
undertake the work, it may be
financed by issuing bonds to be sold
at not more than 5 per cent interest
and payable within forty years. The
cost of the preliminary work may be
repaid to the government and the
district or people who furnished it,
and be charged against the district
as part of its cost.
Brighton and Maid Will
Be Tried
Roy E. Donnell charged with the
murder of Charles A. Faus at his
home in Salt Lake on the third of
February has been convicted of
murder and sentenced to a term in
the penitentiary for life.
Faus was a druggist and member
of the clty C0U ncir of Salt Lake and
the mald an orp h a n girl, who had
made her home with them f 0 r three
years i8 charged with having plotted
with Donnell and Gilbert L. Brigh
ton t0 rob the Faus home, the maid
helping them in their plan and meet
lng them at the door at the time
they went to the Faus home to carry
out the plan. The maid according
to Donnell's story was expecting
them, responded to the ring of the
doorbell, showed them into the
house where the family was at the
supper table and Donnell who was
(inexperlenced with a reV oiver
leveled it at Mr. Faus as he was ris
; ng f rom the supper table and the
gun accidentally discharged, causing
p aU8 > death. The presumption is
t h a t Donnell was nervous and
pre ssed the trigger without realizing
Brighton and the girl, whose
name is Wacaster, will also be tried
on the charge of murder.
Wacaster girl is an orphan and had
been given a good home with the
Faus family for two years, but it is
reported that she said she had a
grouch at Mrs. Faus because on
some occasion Mrs. Faus had re
fused permission for the girl to go
out to have her fun, as she expressed
it. However, the Faus family were
not aware of the girl's resentment
over ahy such restraint, and were as
much surprised as anybody over this
feature of the case.
Clinic Held at the
Asylum Wednes
day and Thursday
A clinic was begun at the asylum
on Wednesday and continued Thurs
day with Dr. Almond, state health
inspector of Boise, Dr. Scott of Twin
Falls, Drs. Roberts and Ray of Po
catello and Dr. F .W. Mitchell of
Blackfoot and Dr. C. A. Hoover, the
medical superintendent of the insti
tution and David Burrel, commis
sioner of public welfare present. The
physicians are donating their ser
vices in the hope of doing some good
for the patientB and the state.
The first day was devoted to get
ting acquainted with the institution
and the patients and to looking up
the records of cases alleged to be
merely old and feeble and not
proper subjects to be sent to an
asylum. A good many of them were
examined on the wards and some of
them brought into the office and
their affairs were talked over with
Further report will be made upon
the matter in our next issue.
Track Meet to be
Held in Blackfoot at
Fair Grounds Soon
There will be a track meet at
Blackfoot, May 12, schools from Po
catello, Idaho Falls, Downey, Drifgs,
Firth, Shelley, Groveland, Riverside
and Blackfoot will participate. Each
school is limited to fourteen con
testants. The winners will be pre
sented with gold filled bronze and
silver medals, cups will also be
A number of pupils from the
Blackfoot schools are preparing for
the meet and promise soi|e very
good work.

Strychnine in Cocoa
Causes Their
Luella, the wife of James B.
Taylor of Kimball, Idaho, is sup
posed to have put strychnine into
the cocoa of her four children on
Saturday. They were boys, Edward
aged eight years, Arlln, six, Keith
three and LeRoy eighteen months
old, but large of his age.
Edward and LeRoy died in the
usual agony accompanying strych
nine poisoning, and the other two
made a good fight for life. Arlin
did not drink his cocoa, because he
remarked, it was bitter and he soon
vomited the two or three swallows
he had taken in tasting it.
It is said that one of the boys who
seemed likely to recover, asked for
water and his mother supplied it and
is believed to have put poison into
it, for he immediately grew worse.
Suspicion attached to the mother
and when questioned the suspicion
seemed well grounded. After much
questioning she is said to have ad
mitted having administered the
poison, and said that she had to
sacrifice the children in this way as
she was told to do it. It seems that
she was laboring under hallucina
tions and fancied that she was being
given supernatural guidance and
was following the light as she saw or
believed she saw it, to gain the de
sired end which called for their
After the death of Edward and
LeRoy, an autopsy was performed
and the contents of their stomachs
were sent to a chemist for analysis
and an inquest will be held to deter
mine the responsibility for their
Mrs. Taylor was placed in. the
custody of the sheriff and as he had
no suitable quarters for her, ar
rangements were made to keep her
at the asylum for the present.
At the coroner's inquest held on
Wednesday in the probate court it
was shown that two of the children
died and the other two recovered,
(Continued on Page 8)
Model Dairy Has
Added Improvement
to Delivery Service
Fred Kleinschmidt, proprietor- of
the Model dairy east of the fair
grounds, has taken another step in
improving and modernizing
dairy and service by Installing an
automobile delivery. The new ve
hicle is a Dodge car with the pannel
body all enclosed and specially fitted
for handling milk in any quantity
without having it exposed to sun,
wind or dust. The doors are close
fitting and it is so constructed and
finished that it can be washed out or
hosed out and kept in perfect sani
tary condition.
The Kleinschmidt Model dairy is
close to town, and he keeps his
buildings, yards and equipment all
in fine condition and Invites inspec
tion by the interested public at any
and all times. Milk being one of
the staple articles of food, and abso
lutely cleanliness being essential to
the good health of the patrons, Mr.
Kleinschmidt does his part and so
licits the support of the consuming
Council Receives
Bids For Hauling
of All Garbage
At the coucil meeting'on Tuesday
evening the bids were opened for
hauling the garbage from the in
dividual canB to be placed along the
alleys, and there were four bids
ranging from 45 cents a can per
week, to 12% cents, Oscar Capps
being the successful bidder,
persons desiring such service will
supply their own cans at the alley
line and make their engagements
for service with Mr. Capps, and they
will be responsible to him for pay
ment. The city assumes no respon
sibility In the matter further than
to fix the price on the basis of the
lowest bid. The city will not re
quire that garbage be hauled away,
but it must be hauled, burned or
burled, and it must not be exposed
to the flies* pending the coming of
the wagon.
At the school election at Spring
field on April 15, there was an al
most unanimous demand for an ad
ditional teacher and for launching a
two-year high school course, and
they voted to authorize that it
should be done.
They also voted to install electric
lights and water in the house that
is provided for the use of the
L. Shelman and famny are located
at 941 Page street, San Francisco,
and Mr. Shelman has taken up some
kind of work. He writes that they
greatly enjoyed their trip to the
coast and especially crossing Salt
Lake and at the big ferry across the
An Indian Sermon
Was Held at Fort
Hall Last Sunday
Last Sunday Reverend James
Hayes, Nez Perce preacher from
Camia, near Ft. Lapwai, Idaho, con
ducted services at the Indian mis
sion just south of Blackfoot.
• About forty or fifty Indians were
present, including a goodly number
of young men, and the service was
conducted by using interpreters. Mr.
Hayes speaks the Nez Perce lan
gauge very well and English not so
well. The Indians on the Fort Hall
reservation nearly all understand
the Shoshone tongue, so for part of
the service, Mr. Hayes addressed
them in the Nez Perce language and
George Tindoy interpreted for him,
repeating it in Shoshone. Then the
main sermon was given in, English
and Hubert Tetoby repeated it in
Shoshone for the congregation.
Mr. Hayes chose as his text, "Let
not your hearts be troubled; believe
in God; believe also in me.' And he
proceeded by the slow process of In
terpretation, to give to them the
message of the Savior concerning
the future life.
This was the first service which
Mr. Hayes had conducted here for
more than two years. He was once
a frequent visitor to the For Hall
Committee Appointed
to Meet With the
Last Thursday evening there was
a special meeting of. the Commercial
club and the principle topic was the
question of what the club should do
could do to benefit the com
There were only sixteen persons
present and vdry little suggested or
adopted. Chairman Maas invited a
free discussion and urged that sug
gestions be made if any one had any
ideas to put forth, but nobody
seemed to have any very large crop
of ideas about what might be suc
cessfully undertaken. After they got
warmed up on the subject they
seemed to think that the most
urgent task that the club ought to
devote their protection to was get
ting the roads between Arco and
Blackfoot in better shape for travel
and traffic in prospect that the
Mackay train and passenger train
will be taken off and that they will
run only an accommodation thru, go
ing up one day and down the next,
would make much more travel by
automobile across the desert and a
committee was appointed to see
what could be done about getting
actual work into operation. Some of
the members said they were willing
to go out again with a pick and
shovel and donate their services,
they said they might as well be out
working on the roads as doing noth
ing and the committee was urged to
get Hi touch with {he county com
missioners and the committee that
have had to study and have planned
the work in such a way that it would
be easy to let men get out there with
tools where the work needed to be
done. I
The next meeting will be held on
Thursday evening, May 4 at which
time all members of the Commercial
club and other civic parties are
urged to be present, to bring their
friends if they can and be prepared
to make engagements to go out on
the Arco road and to do some work
and have a picnic dinner .
Free Musical Concert
to be Giben at the
Tabernacle Monday
On Monday evening, May 1, at 8
o'clock at the tabernacle some of
the pupils of Mrs. William Parkin
son and R. A. Robbins will give a
musical recital, consisting of the
violin, saxophone, clarinet and the
piano. Some very fine musical
pieces have been chosen for the re
cital and Mrs. Procter's ballet pupils
will assist.
The public are cordially invited,
no children will be admitted unless
accompanied by adults.
Preston Cherry and wife, who
have been here for three months
visiting at the home of his father,
W. H. Cherry, left Monday afternoon
to return to Tacoma, where he has
the offer of & position with the de
partment' of public health.
Herbert Hall, whose back was in
jured in an accident some time ago,
is still lingering in a weakened con
dition, at the hospital. His father,
Thomas Hall, states that Herbert is
keeping up his courage and doing
his part toward getting well.
The condition of the injured part
of the back is not encouraging.
Mrs. Filer of Pocatello visited
over Sunday at the home of Mr. and j
j Mrs. George Whitmlll at Blackfoot.
easterners Show Much
Interest in the
Thomas Dolman of the Brown
Hart company, with his wife and son
returned the first of the week from
a thirty days' trip to Boston and
other places, and he says the biggest
news item he ran across down east
was the way people are wrought up
over the wireless telephone and the
various uses it can be put to. They
are also very much excited over the
simple little outfit for picking up
messages, and many people are mak
ing them themselves. It seems to
be a kind of universal effort like
the world engaged in a year or two
ago just to see if they could make
some hootch that had the kick to it.
The cheapest outfits for picking
up messages can be had for about
*10 while the high quality instru
ments cost |150.
messages and amusements are given
wings by central radio instruments,
some of them operating entertain
ments with or without audiences,
and once given wingB it spreads for
hundreds of miles, varying accord
ing to the power of the instruments,
and anyone having instruments in
their homes, tuned or regulated to
about the same chord can "tap" the
waves and transmit it to the ear
like listening to any other telephone
Mr. Dolman said that a friend of
his in a suburb of Boston had an in
strument in his home and he could
tap musical entertainments in Bos
ton, New York or Albany, and it was
a source of great sport for him to
listen in on the different cities to see
what they were putting on. The
effort now is to get things system
atized and the nightly programs
published in the daily papers, so
people can tap what they like best.
The program may last from 7 till
11. p. m. and if a person has only an
hour to listen, he can tap at the part
of the program that suits him best,
and the published program shows
Continued on page four
All kinds of
Small Crowd Greet
Base Ball Players
Sunday Afternoon
At the Sunday game between the
fats and the leans there was every
thing for a great time excepting an
enthusiastic audience,
were thqye; the leans were there,
and the
and all the lean there was in them,
but the audience was *mall—there
was much- less than a million paid
admissions, and they were not all
rooters and noisy. The players soon
became imbued with the belief that
it did not matter how well they
played or how badly they fumbled
the ball, it brought forth but an in
different response or a mild bawling
out, so their own enthusiasm waned.
Even Judge Anderson, the poser
who was in the left field doing funny
stunts while the leans had their
innings, quit putlng on funny things
before the game was over, and when
the game closed with a score of
fourteen to nine, and the announcer
called to the crowd in the grand
stand, "That's all. Good bye," the
crowd filed out without a riot.
The fats
layed ball for all the fat
Jim Pence, a cattleman of Mackay
visited in Blackfoot and Firth the
first part of the week. His son is
the manager for the National Park
Lumber company at Firth and
father and son had a visit there.
Simmons Will not be a Candidate
To the Voters of Bingham County :
As the campaign approaches I am often asked by
my friends if I will again be a candidate for the office
of sheriff. I am not unmindful, nor forgetful of the
genflrous support the voters of Bingham county have
I have tried to do my duty. It may seem
given me.
at times that my office has not done its full duty, but if
that has been the case it was the result of human weak
ness, and not a willful breach of confidence. I deeply
appreciate the confidence of the people of Bingham
county and the support I have received, but feel that it
would not be produent for me to become a candidate
I have served you eight years and that ought
to be enough for any man at the hands of his party.
Will be more than pleased to support any good Repub
lican who may receive the nomination,
Very Respectfully,
Meeting of the
Asylum Board Held
Monday Afternoon
A meeting of the asylum board
was held on Monday, with a full at
tendance, David Burrol, commis
sioner of public welfare beinjf chair
man and Mr. Harris of Rexburg and
A. J. Snyder of Springfield the other
Lieutenant Governor C. C. Moore
came down from St. Anthony to go
over the situation with the board
and get acquainted with asylum
matters. One of the subjects under
consideration was just what new
lands they would put under cultiva
tion. An appropriation was made
some time ago to trade and plow a
tract of land which was higher than
the water in the canal, and when
this was brought to the attention of
the board they did not go on with It.
Dr. Hoover, the medical superin
tendent has arranged for a clinic to
bo held at the institution two days of
this week for the examination of as
many patients as can be handled in
that time. Several physicians from
over southern Idaho engaged to help
in- the task without cost to the state.
The clinic was to have been started
some months ago, but the epidemic
of influenza kept the doctors so busy
they could not attend.
Choir of Seventy Per
sons Greeted by
Large Crowd
On Sunday evening the choir of
the L. D. S. church of Idaho Falls
gave a free sacred concert at the L.
D. S. tabernacle at Blackfoot. The
choir consisted of seventy persons,
and they were greeted by a^
audience of about 1700 people who
llsened with rapt attention to the
splendid program depicting the life
and experiences of the Savior while
on earth.
They were under the leadership of
Bishop Dinwoody, who asked the
audience not to give any expression
by applause, so it was a silent and
attentive audience thruot.
While the concert was in progress
a surprise was in course of prepara
toln in the amusement hall of the
tabernacle for all the choristers.
They were asked to go below and
on arriving, they found a fine spread
of sandwiches and cocoa for all.
They drove home in their oVn cars
after the luncheon.
Bishop Dinwoody wrote to Presi
dent Duckworth on Tuesday to say
that all members of the choir en
joyed their trip and the presentation
of their work and the fine hospital
ity accorded them. He said they had
such splendid audience it was a joy
to them to do their part, and he
voiced the sentiments and expres
sions of them all in his letter.
Mrs. Charles Brown of Salt Lake
is vlBiting with her daughter Mrs.
C. A. Hoover.
I have plenty of
Quick at a reasonable rate
B. H. Lyon
At Manhattan Cafe
Phone 36

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